WCHA Second All-Star Team (1985) WCHA First All-Star Team (1986)
Traded to Minnesota by Winnipeg for Minnesota's 7th round choice (Markus Akerblom) in 1988 Entry Draft, March 7, 1988. Signed as a free agent by Boston, August 1, 1991. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, December 28, 1995.
You forget how good [Nieuwendyk] was. You hear the points and stuff and you almost forget until they kind of walk you through his career, and that was really cool for me. I might have felt it a little more than some of the other guys because he was one of my favorites growing up, but that was very cool and I'm honored to have been a part of it. I had chills the entire ceremony.
— Calgary's Joe Colborne on the "Forever a Flame" ceremony for Joe Nieuwendyk